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Obituary: Lorna Christensen

Loving Wife and Mother

Lorna Fordham Christensen passed away at home surrounded by family members on Oct. 18, 2004 after a long battle with cancer.

She was born Jan. 20, 1926 in St. George, Utah, the youngest child of Karl E. Fordham and Della Lena Frei. She graduated from Dixie High School. On Nov. 12, 1944 she married Billy Ray Hughes, later divorced. Lorna lived in Ogden where she attended WSC and graduated in cosmetology. She later moved to Salt Lake where she met and married Gerald N. Christensen on July 22, 1986, later solemnized in the Jordan River Temple. Lorna loved long walks, gardening, especially her red geraniums. She has been a faithful member of the LDS Church her entire life, serving in numerous callings. She worked as a beautician out of her home for 40 years. Lorna loved to play bridge, was an avid reader, and read thousands of books. Lorna and Gerry enjoyed their monthly dinner group and served a mission together in Argentina and the Washington, D.C. Temple. They have taken many wonderful trips and enjoyed a happy life together.

Most of all she loved her family, her home, and the Savior.

She is survived by her husband Gerry; her children, Dr. Dennis (Nancy) Hughes, Kathryn Serrano, Mary (Dale) Kunze; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; her brother Robert (Joyce) Fordham of St. George.

The family expresses gratitude to her many friends, Dr. Graydon Harker, and the special care given by Frankie, Stephanie, and Valerie of Rocky Mountain Hospice.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004 at 12 Noon in the Millcreek 9th Ward, 4220 So. 420 East. Friends may call Friday 6-8 p.m. at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple and Saturday at the Ward 10:45-11:45 a.m. Interment Murray City Cemetery.

Mom, we will miss you dearly, but look forward to a glorious reunion with you and the Savior. <! >

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